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Parsha Vayishlach, Part 4

Yaakov wrestles with Esau's angel


Parsha Vayishlach, Part 4: Yaakov wrestles with Esau's angel

Ch. 32, verses 25-33: Yaakov wrestles with Esau's angel and is victorious. However, the angel is able to injure him in his thigh. He will not allow the angel to leave until his receives a blessing. G-d makes the sun rise early so that Yaakov can be healed from his injury. To commemorate this event Hashem commands us not to eat the "Gid Hanasheh" the sciatic nerve.

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